Attempting to defy our age is a stressful, labor-intensive, and usually futile endeavor. Embracing and accepting the natural changes while striving to remain as healthy and happy as possible seems much more realistic. I permit myself to be sixty-one without trying to “fix” the situation. Regular health checkups, staying physically active and socially engaged, using safe products on my skin, and a whole food plant-based diet serve me well.
My annual eye exam appointment was yesterday. It isn’t smart to try to drive with dilated eyes, so Mr. Mickey was kind enough to be my driver, which means I had someone to snap a few photos as the sun was coming up. I wore the Malibu Punch jeans with a white Microfiber tank top and old silver-tone statement earrings, all from Chico’s. The black blazer is from Neiman Marcus Last Call a few seasons ago. The VANELi Aliz Slingback Pumps are from Nordstrom. The scarf and the bag are old.
An easy way to wear a forty-inch scarf is to fold it in a triangle, drape it across your shoulders and then put a jacket over it to anchor it in place. The colors in this one complement almost everything I own, so it gets worn often.
The sunglasses are by Dolce & Gabbana. My skincare and makeup are by Beautycounter. Proper cleansing and moisturizing help keep my skin looking its best, and wearing less makeup than when I was younger looks more subtle and very liberating. Lip color in a brighter (never dark color) is still a priority.